The Toenail Of The Big Toe Was Pulled Out And Partially Stuck?

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Hello doctor, my name is Davin, a few days ago I was hit by an incident that caused my toenail to be knocked out, and some were still stuck, some were hanging. do the nails have to be removed? I have given medicine to the feet and washed them with alcohol, and there are no complaints or pain as long as the nails are not stepped on or hit by objects. Thank you.

1 Answer:

Hello, thank you for your question.

If you just read the picture you are giving, it seems that the trauma caused part of the nail to come off the nailbed, in most cases like that, the part that fell off generally doesn't stick back together. washing and applying medicine to that location is more about cleaning the wound, and preventing infection alone. If only a small amount is torn off, you can actually wait for the nail to grow and push the loose part out and cut. In this condition, the best option is to remove it, and later new nails will grow back in a few weeks.

However, you should see a doctor to check the condition of your nails whether they really need to be removed or can still be maintained. In general, if the loose part is large enough and the nail tissue is dead, then it is necessary to remove it, otherwise it will be difficult for new nails to grow.

pull out the nails

That is what I can say, hopefully this is useful.

dr. Lili

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